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Urdekin is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who worked as a bird catcher or someone who had birdlike characteristics.

Urdekin Early Origins



The surname Urdekin was first found in Cheshire at Broxton, a village and civil parish where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Urdekin Spelling Variations


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Urdekin Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Urdekin were recorded, including Bird, Byrd, Byrde and others.

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Urdekin Early History


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Urdekin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Urdekin research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1543, 1623, 1608, 1663, 1558, 1540, 1623, 1652, 1704, 1669, 1674 and 1744 are included under the topic Early Urdekin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Urdekin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Urdekin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: Theophilus Bird, or Bourne, (1608-1663) English actor; John Bird (died 1558), who was an English Carmelite monk and bishop; William Byrd (1540-1623), English composer; William Byrd I (1652-1704)...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Urdekin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Urdekin In Ireland


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Urdekin In Ireland



Some of the Urdekin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Urdekin family emigrate to North America: Alice Bird who settled in Virginia in 1652; Richard Bird settled in Virginia in 1635; John Bird settled in Barbados in 1663; Susan Bird who settled in Virginia in 1642.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cruce spes mea
Motto Translation: My hope is in the cross.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Urdekin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Urdekin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 August 2015 at 09:47.

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